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Komen Alabama Race for the Cure

October 16, 2011


Yesterday, I ran the Komen Alabama Race for the Cure 5K in Birmingham. This week’s Sunday Sign on The Ben Franklin Follies¬† is dedicated to the Komen Race for the Cure. More than 16,000 people ran or walked in the Komen Alabama Race for the Cure this year. I ran my first Komen Alabama 5K […]

Baked, Stuffed Acorn Squash

October 10, 2011


Here’s an extremely healthy and seasonal dish I made on Sunday: Baked Acorn Squash Ingredients & cost: One acorn squash: ¬†¬† $3.08 (organic, purchased at Whole Foods, cost at farmers market is approximately 1/2 of this price based on price check last week, but this week I didn’t make it to the farmers market) One […]

I Don’t Eat Fast Food

July 18, 2011


I don't eat fast food. To be more accurate, I should say I no longer eat food that comes from fast food restaurants.

How to Make a Perfect Tomato Sandwich

July 3, 2011


A homegrown, ripe, juicy tomato, sliced, between two pieces of whole wheat bread is my idea of perfection. I can’t believe that everyone doesn’t love tomato sandwiches. I love tomato sandwiches so much that I took pictures of my first tomato sandwich of the year, back on June 11, and am happy to share my […]

On Running: When A Turtle Soars

July 2, 2011


I ran the Helen Keller Festival 5-Mile Run last Saturday (June 25, 2011). I finished 138th out of 183 runners. I’ve always been a turtle, even in my youngest running days. I ran in my first Helen Keller Festival Run back in the early 1980s. I don’t recall the distance in the early years, but […]

My Food History: On Restaurants and Home-Cooked Meals: The 1960s & 70s

June 28, 2011


I was always an adventurous eater. I ate olives as a toddler. By the time I was 6 or 7 my Dad was giving me $1 for each jalapeno pepper I ate. I’m confident about the age of my jalapeno fixation because of where we lived at the time. We moved when I was 7. […]

On encountering cows while running….

June 28, 2011


I always say “Hey” to cows whenever I pass them while running. Kind of like when Scout says “Hey” to Boo Radley.

The foundation for productivity

June 9, 2011


This month, the Carnival of Journalism topic is “LifeHacks.” Specifically, the question asks: What are your life hacks, workflows, tips, tools, apps, websites, skills and techniques that allow you to work smarter and more effectively? Although I use a lot of cutting edge tech tools, platforms and apps, in my work and personal life, when […]

Playing in the Dirt: It’s Good Therapy

May 15, 2011


Saturday evening I played in the dirt. More precisely, I dug Bermuda grass and weeds from a couple of small sections of my flower gardens. It was just the therapy I needed to deal with a bad case of melancholy that had set in earlier in the day. The simple act of pulling weeds and […]

Food, health and the I-want-mine-now mindset

October 13, 2010


As Poor Richard, Ben Franklin popularized the ancient adage: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” We all know that an apple a day isn’t going to prevent all health problems. But the general principle is sound. Fruits and veggies should be at the center of our diets. It surprises me that the importance […]